William R. "Bill" Ford, Jr. is a Montgomery native and a visual artist. In addition to his current post as president of the Montgomery Arts Council, he's vice-president of the Patrons Board of Directors at the ASU National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African American Culture, president of the St. Jude's Alumni Association and a member of Mayor Todd Strange’ s Public Art Commission.
Recent commissions for his work include “Triptych: Celebration at the Altar in the Valley of the Kings”, a piece created for the 2011 Jubilee Cityfest, and a mural installation commemorating the anniversaries of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Selma to Montgomery March at the Rufus L. Lewis Public Library.
Bill is single, has a lovely daughter and a sixteen-year old grandson. He spends his down time reading, playing Scrabble, bass fishing and following college sports, and is a self-avowed “sci-fi movie geek”.